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Old 10-07-2004, 02:49 AM   #1
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Distribution: SuSE 7.2/8.1/8.2/9.0/9.1
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bad blocks/disk pb


Is it possible to determine if a disk has bad blocks ?
Are they recovrable ? how do I do that ?

I've had disks problems on a SuSE 8.1 and the system booted in "maintenance mode".
Only root login was allowed or reboot, and the disks were not mounted.
I launched fsck /dev/sda5 and this utility asked me lots of questions which I answed
with the default answer because I don't know it and thought it would be more efficient
than I would.

Well, after this, I think the disk has perhaps non-resolved problems.
How can I determine this ?
What could now happen ?

I'm used to work on OpenVMS and here we have command
analyse/disk to see bad blocks
analyse/disk/repair to repair problems
And I know that when a disk has bad blocks often their number increase and
the disk dies !
Is it the same on these scsi disks on linux boxes ?



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